- Reading, GB
- £14 /hr
- Available now
Just finished writing some copy for a companys website as theyre re-branding and working on some brochure copy for a new marketing agency
The Chameleon Partnership is my company and is the umbrella vehicle that I use for my freelance work.
I love organising events of any kind and I think that I'm pretty goodmore...The Chameleon Partnership is my company and is the umbrella vehicle that I use for my freelance work.
I love organising events of any kind and I think that I'm pretty good at it. I also love the kick that you get when a publication (print or digital) comes to life and I think that I'm pretty good at writing pieces that won't send the readers to sleep.
So. If you want an event organised or a training manual or magazine (or any other form of communication) produced then let me know.I'm pretty good at listening to your needs too.
Area Covered: Things that I enjoy
Job Title: Dealer Training Manager
Company: VAG United Kingdom Ltd
Description: Responsible for the Training of all salespeople, managers and directors of the Volkswagen, Audi and MAN Truck Dealer network across the United Kingdom.
When I joined the company there was no sales training function and I produced and delivered all of the courses, eventually growing the function to include 6 trainers. We were also involved in all new product launches and the development and running of the Audi quattro safety driving course.
Job Title: Managing Partner
Company: Chameleon Partnership LLP
Description: Writing and editing of copy for online and print work
Conference and convention organisation and management
Organisation and management of roadshows and events
Incentive travel organisation and management
Group travel management
Job Title: Manager: European TQM Centre
Company: Honda Motor Europe
Description: At the end of the finance house project I was asked to study Total Quality Management techniques, with a view to introducing a Pan European programme. This necessitated an extended trip to Japan to learn from the market leaders. On my return I produced a series of training materials, recruited a group of European trainers, trained them, supported them with their local sessions and then managed the implementation of the TQM programme across EMEA, with management reviews in every country and follow up educational activities wherever necessary.
One of the constituent elements of Total Quality Management is Quality Circles and my team and I developed this activity too, with additional educational programmes developed for the employees as well as the management teams.
Along the way I also picked up the job of creating, editing and publishing Honda's internal communications magazine "Challenge" and turned a moribund newsletter into a thriving bi-monthly magazine that the company's employees were clamouring to contribute to.
Job Title: Dealer Operations Manager
Company: Honda Motor Europe
Description: Once the business training operation was running effectively I was persuaded to increase my levels of responsibility to that of European Dealer Operations Manager. This entailed the writing and publication of several manuals and guides, for which I had ultimate responsibility.
One of the issues that my team identified was the lack of a corporate financial services operation. I was asked to head up a project team to investigate the possibilities and recommend a strategic direction for this development. As a result Honda Finance Europe Limited was born .
Job Title: Business Training Manager
Company: Honda Motor Europe Limited
Description: Having been headhunted from VAG (United Kingdom) Limited to join Honda's newly created European Head Office I proceeded to hold a succession of diverse and interesting roles.
Initially I was responsible for recruiting a team of trainers, at both head office and across Europe, for developing sales, aftersales and management training materials and organising and running "train the trainer" events.
Job Title: Freelance copywriter
Description: Rewrite website copy
Job Title: Managing Director (Events)
Company: River Marketing Group
Description: I worked at River Event management for more than 7 years and during that time I created, organised and managed events across the globe. within the scope of these events I was responsible for writing the copy for event collateral, speeches and presentations and producing pre and post event marketing material. I also produced several publications, writing the majority of the copy, proofreading and sub editing external contributions and printer's galleys and signing off the finished artwork and copy.
Events and Editorial Freelance